Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
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bipoet001 posted:
Chapter 1

I walk down the street.
... There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost ... I am helpless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter 2

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don't see it.
I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in the same place.
But it isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter 3

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in ... it's a habit.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

Chapter 4

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter 5

I walk down another street.

~ Portia Nelson ~
(There's a Hole in My Sidewalk)
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monica711 responded:
Thank you, so real.
 
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melly2210 responded:
Thanks for sharing. Much truth in this poem.

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson
 
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bpcookie responded:
OMG, that is FABULOUS!!!!! Thanks for sharing that with us
The happy life be these I find, the quiet mind, the equal friend, with out grudge nor strife, wisdom joined with simplicity,the night discharged of all care. Earl of Surrey, Thomas Howard
 
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WolfFaerie7 responded:
Thank you for sharing this!
 
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doxielover10 responded:
Wonderful, certainly applies to me